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Bayonne brought back down to earth by Clermont

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bayonne could not follow up their opening-day win over Racing 92 with another Top 14 victory despite an outstanding first half at home to Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.   The newly promoted side...

Lizo Gqoboka set to join Montpellier on a short-term deal

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bulls and Springboks prop Lizo Gqoboka will take off to France after signing a short-term loan deal with Montpellier.       Gqoboka was left out of Rassie Erasmus' World Cup squad...

Top 14 Highlights: Castres v Montpellier

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a first half as these two teams went toe-to-toe in an intense battle. Rory Kockett was the standout in the first half for the home-side with his 4 penalties in quick succession. An early try form...

Springboks Name Rugby World Cup Squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus has named his Springbok Rugby World Cup squad.   The squad named features three players attending their third Rugby World Cup – Frans Steyn, Tendai Mtawarira and Francois Louw...

Weekend Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sharks book last Currie Cup semi-final berth   The Sharks booked the last semi-final berth in the Currie Cup with a bonus-point 48-40 victory against a gutsy Blue Bulls outfit at Loftus Versfeld...

Bayonne stun Racing 92 on opening day, Toulouse beaten

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were shock wins for Bayonne and Bordeaux-Begles as the Top 14 returned for the 2019-20 season on Saturday.       Newly promoted Bayonne celebrated an opening-day upset as the...

Perpignan score a sensational 90 metre try in season opener

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Perpignan kicked off life back in PRO D2, France's second division, with a 23-13 victory over Beziers on Thursday.   The win was Perpignan's first in-season victory since they stunned Montpellier...

Springboks name final training squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok training squad of 36 players assembled in Bloemfontein on Sunday for a four-day Rugby World Cup camp in Bloemfontein as part of the Boks’ preparations for the global tournament which...

Siya Kolisi returns in a new look Springbok side to face Argentina

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby director of rugby, unleashed a new-look team to take on the Pumas on Wednesday, packed with players looking to secure a place in South Africa’s Rugby World Cup squad.     Eighteen...

Sonny Bill Williams named to start for for Counties Manukau along with former Connacht prop

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All eyes will be on Sonny Bill Williams in Counties Manakau's Mitre 10 Cup clash on Saturday as the All Blacks centre starts against Taranaki.   It will be another important step for the 52-test...